Hagrid · 8 months ago

Absolutely exhausted. Today was my first day at my new job at it was great!

While walking to wor...

Hagrid · 8 months ago

I start my new job on Monday. Excited, a little anxious. Often when you start a new job, class, or group, you're asked to introduce yourself. "Let's go around the room to introduce ourselves." I hate that. I don't know what it is. But it sometimes freaks me out doing the go-around-the-room thing....

Hagrid · 8 months ago

Life is good. I have had two weeks off since getting laid off, and I have 2.5 left before startin...

Hagrid · 9 months ago

Our cat decided to wake us up at 4am last night. Man, she is freakin' noisy! She wakes up in the middle of the night and either wants to play or just meow really loudly. Drives me nuts. So Lindz got up at around 4:30am to start her day and ended at 7pm. Isn't that nuts. Mad respect to her.

I sle...

Hagrid · 9 months ago

Growing up, I had a core group of friends.

David Newcomb from about 8-12. He was probably my bes...

Hagrid · 9 months ago

Today was a bit stressful at work. We had a production incident which I spent most of the day working on with Paul. We figured it out and pushed out a fix. Very thankful I had Paul there to help me. Dude is smart.

What else...

The Brompton ebike kit came in the mail, so I'm pretty stoked about ...

Hagrid · 9 months ago

Today I'm thankful for Georgie, my cat. She can be a real pain in the ass some times, but she can...

Hagrid · 9 months ago

I had a lot of dreams last night that all follow a recurring theme.

Part one of the dream, and I find myself in jail for two weeks. I'm mortified, even moreso when I realize I'm missing the first few weeks of a new college semester and would be behind on everything.

So I get out of jail and mee...

Hagrid · 9 months ago

I spent all day inside, working from home 9-5, then a nap, then lounging around some more. Around...

Hagrid · 9 months ago

Lo used to kinda pant-whistle ("pant" like a dog) by sticking his tongue out, putting it into a U shape, and blowing error through it. He did that all the time as a youngster.

Shooting with Pa in his beater-upper truck. I barely remember that truck. I think it was an old Toyota. I can remember t...

Hagrid · 9 months ago

Today I'm thankful for a lot. My apartment, wife, cat, plants. My sweet-ask desk setup which I lo...

Hagrid · 9 months ago

Memories:

When I was growing up, we started remodeling our house from about seventh grade until high school. Man, it sucked. I mean, it REALLY sucked. My pop was running a business as the breadwinner of our family, all the while doing a major remodel of the house by himself. Mad props to him, bu...

Hagrid · 9 months ago

I haven't been writing in my journal too frequently lately.

Things have been great these last fe...

Hagrid · 10 months ago

Thriving. That's a word a really like. I want to be "thriving".

The last month, I really feel like I have been thriving. I'm totally in love with my wife and feel fulfilled there; things are stable in my life, just how I like them; we have a hefty amount of savings and investments slowly buildin...

Hagrid · 10 months ago

Yesterday, just after the mid-term election results were posted, Trump asked Jeff Sessions to res...

Hagrid · 10 months ago

When I was a kid, my dad was a serious badass. He still is, but back then, he was in his prime. He was going to karate regularly and was part of a local softball club. We'd go watch him play softball at the nightly games, always a good time.

I remember heading to Anderson Fields (now: Traffic Wa...

Hagrid · 10 months ago

I have been sick for the last seven days, ever since I got back from my trip visiting SLO. I sat ...

Hagrid · 10 months ago

Today I'm thankful for a quiet night in with my wife. We made pumpkin/bourbon/maple cocktails. Damn, they were good.

I'm thankful for my mom and pop. Brother and sister. My cat, Georgie.

My guitar: my old friend.

Hagrid · 10 months ago

I'm making banana bread right now—it's in the oven and smelling great! I also have some dough in ...

Hagrid · 10 months ago

I woke up last night at about 1am with these vivid memories of my childhood I haven't though of in a decade or more.

The sound of a distant train on the East side of the Willamette blowing it's horn—brought me back to Dolores Avenue. Laying in my bed every night for 20 years and hearing the trai...

Hagrid · 10 months ago

I just found out a colleague I've worked with that is insanely talented but has 1/3 of the experi...

Hagrid · 10 months ago

Aunt Pea died Sunday night. Cancer. Fuck cancer. She was one of the most beautiful people—really lit up a room. I booked my airline tickets last night: headed back home Thursday, then back up to Portland on the following Monday. $700 for airfare=highway robbery. But it's important to me that I pa...

Hagrid · 10 months ago

I had a dream last night. A long one. It was night. Lindsay, a few friends, and I were exploring ...

Hagrid · 11 months ago

Tuesday. Feeling good.

Just took a shower, got dressed, made lunch. About to meditate.

On my mind: my aunt is in the hospital with cancer, and they doctors have given her a few days to live. I am saddened by this. I was never super close to my aunt, usually seeing her once or twice a year, bu...

Hagrid · 11 months ago

Saturday morning and off to a great start. My ebike batteries are all charged up, and I'm about t...